§ MR. THOMAS O'DONNELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, whether the Marshall estate, county Kerry, sold some-years ago under Section 6 of the 1903 Purchase Act, has yet been valued; whether the valuation has been communicated to the landlord; and, if so, what is the cause of the delay in completing the purchase.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The hon. Member is in error in supposing that the estate in question has been sold. The Estates Commissioners have had it inspected, but have not yet communicated to the owner the estimated price which they are prepared to offer. In dealing with the case the Commissioners are obliged to have regard to the priority of other cases in which proceedings were commenced at an earlier date.